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  • PerkinElmer Agrees to Acquire SIRION Biotech

    PerkinElmer Inc. has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire SIRION Biotech GmbH, a leading, global provider of viral vector-based technologies that drive improved delivery performance for cell and gene therapies. The acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, privately held SIRION has approximately 50 employees based […]

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    Oxford Instruments Buys WITec

    Oxford Instruments plc has announced the acquisition of WITec Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Technologie GmbH, a leading provider of Raman microscopy imaging solutions, based in Ulm, Germany, for a cash-free, debt-free consideration of €42m, of which €5m is conditional on trading performance over a period of 12 months following completion. The acquisition is in line with […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – April 2021

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for April are: Rapid increase in recruitment as coronavirus restrictions begin to […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – March 2021

    Report on UK Jobs The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for March are: Recruitment activity rebounds as firms […]

  • PerkinElmer Completes Acquisition of Oxford Immunotec

    PerkinElmer, Inc. today announced that the Company has completed its previously announced acquisition of Oxford Immunotec Global PLC. PerkinElmer originally announced its intent to acquire Oxford Immunotec on January 7, 2021. Prahlad Singh, President and CEO at PerkinElmer said, “Oxford Immunotec’s global role in fighting tuberculosis, particularly its trademark product, the T-SPOT®.TB test, and the operations it […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – February 2021

    Report on UK Jobs The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for February are: Permanent placements fall again, albeit […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – October 2020

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK Jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for October are: Renewed fall in permanent staff appointments Recruitment trends were […]

  • PerkinElmer to Acquire Horizon Discovery

    PerkinElmer (Waltham, MA, USA) and Horizon Discovery (Cambridge, UK) have announced an agreement whereby PerkinElmer will acquire Horizon for approximately $383 million (£296 million). The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. Horizon is a leading provider of CRISPR and RNAi reagents, cell models, cell engineering and base editing offerings which […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – August 2020

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for August are: Recruitment activity picks up in August August’s survey showed […]

  • Thermo and Qiagen Agree Terms

    Thermo Fisher and Qiagen Agree Terms for Acquisition Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and QIAGEN N.V. have announced that they have entered into an amendment to their acquisition agreement under which Thermo Fisher has commenced a tender offer to acquire all of the ordinary shares of QIAGEN. The amendment increases the original offer price of €39.00 […]

  • Perkin Elmer Updates Q2 Outlook

    Perkin Elmer Updates Q2 Outlook Perkin Elmer has today revised their outlook for Q2, announcing that they expect growth of approximately 12% for the second quarter ended July 5, 2020. The strong revenue growth was driven by better-than-expected demand for solutions aimed at COVID-19 testing needs across the globe. Demand for the Company’s RT-PCR and […]

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    Report on UK Jobs – June 2020

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK Jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for June are: Softer fall in overall recruitment activity Recruitment consultancies signalled […]